The VW Touareg 'Stanley' completed the course with an average speed of 19.1 mph.
Stanford started to work in July 2004 on the robot car. Quite amazing to develop the winning vehicle within 1 year (See below about the Technology behind Stanley).Five autonomous vehicles competed the 132 mile desert course.
More details in this DARPA press-release. See also the Stanford Racing Team site. Do not miss the videos of the robot cars in the download section on the DARPA Grand Challenge site.
About the Stanford Stanley Autonomous Vehicle:
'Stanley' is based on a Diesel-powered Volkswagen Touareg R5. seven Pentium M computers do the processing. GPS, a 6DOF inertial measurement unit, and wheel speed for pose estimation are integrated along with four laser range finders, a radar system, a stereo camera pair, and a monocular vision system.
All sensors acquire environment data at rates between 10 and 100 Hertz. Map and pose information are incorporated at 10 Hz.
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